- Personal Details
- DOB: 5 Dec 1985
- Country: Great Britain
An Olympic gold medallist and the world number one, Scott made history when he became the first showjumper to complete the Rolex Grand Slam in Calgary in September 2015.
Born in Peebles in 1985, the son of a racing jockey, Scott started riding at the age of seven and went to his first show as a nine-year-old.
Scott made his international debut in 2008 in Poznan and went on to win team gold at the London Olympics on Hello Sanctos in 2012, finishing fifth in the individual event in Greenwich.
The following year, Scott and Hello Sanctos won team gold and individual bronze at the European Championships and, later in 2013, he won the Doha Grand Prix, the last event of the 2013 Global Champions Tour, to take the overall championship.
He became world number one in December 2013 and retained the Global Champions title in 2014, with significant victories in Cannes, Estoril, Geneva and London.
Scott continued his extraordinary run of success with Hello Sanctos in 2015. He won the Rolex Grand Prix titles in Aachen, Geneva and Calgary, the sport’s three most prestigious annual events, to win the Rolex Grand Slam.
After winning in Calgary, Scott said: “Words can't describe it. It is the best feeling I've ever had. I didn't think it could be done. It means everything.
"What can I say about Sanctos? He is the horse of a lifetime. He was unbelievable in the second round and he tried his heart out."
Scott, who runs a successful yard in Sussex, received an MBE for services to equestrianism in the New Year’s Honours List in 2013.
He repeated his victory at Spruce Meadows at the CP International grand prix in September 2016.
Scott and Ursula XII faced Mclain Ward on HH Azur in the third round and went clear for the third time in the competition to secure victory.
2018 Schedule and results:
21/01 - Grand Prix of Oliva CS12* - 1 (Hello Mr President)
27/01 - Grand Prix of Oliva CS12* - 1 (Hello Mr President)
22 August 2019
Golf is such a strange game. One minute you feel like you’re miles away and every swing feels different and then one small thought can change ever...
18 August 2019
Matthias Schwab collected his fourth top-10 finish of the year with a share of fifth place at the D+D Real Czech Masters. The Austrian moved up ...
15 August 2019
The whole issue of slow play in golf has kicked off again with Bryson DeChambeau on tv taking 2 mins and 20 seconds to hit an eight-foot putt on the PGA...
11 August 2019
Gregory Bourdy finished in a share of 18th place at the Made in Denmark Challenge at Silkeborg Ry Golfklub. The Frenchman carded rounds of...
28 July 2019
Darren Clarke finished in a share of 10th place at the Senior Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes. The Northern Irishman was making his Seni...
21 July 2019
Justin Harding finished in a share of 41st place at The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. The South African opened the week ...
13 June 2019
I’m at the BMW International Open in Munich next week and the nine years since I won there feels like a lifetime! The majority of us...
30 May 2019
I’m playing on the EuroPro Tour for the second time this week, having made the decision to concentrate on that rather than the Alps Tour a few wee...
23 May 2019
It takes more than a good golf swing to be to be out on tour for any amount of time because so much of what we do is down to the mental side.  ...
19 May 2019
Matt Wallace finished in a share of third place at the USPGA Championship at Bethpage Black. The Englishman, who finished second at the British ...